currently bose has really amazing noice cancelling headphones((QuietComfort), way above anyone else, but they go fo $300.There's another part google needs to make modular - seperate noise cancelling headphones from their software. By this they could enable competitiors and maybe there will be an affordable amazing noise cancellation earphones - which might become very popoular.
Google - Crazy idea. When you insert or remove a module, put the phone in a pause state and when the user is done hot swapping his modules, he presses a button on the screen to reboot the phone. You're making the developers jump through hoops again when you don't need them to. If I choose to reconfigure the phone modules, the phone shouldn't have to reconfigure on the fly...do it on a controlled boot-up sequence. Why stack more complication on top of the splintered mess we already ave to deal with?
The old management joke used to be to "hire 9 mothers to achieve 1 newborn/month". [no disrespect intended]
"We can't seem to break the 18- to 20-month cycle for hardware development; software is at 3.5 months," [Gabriel] said. I knew such long HW cycles applied to car manufacturing (etc.) but sounds exagerated for Ara modules.
I laughed at the idea of a cigarette lighter module. I think I will go and crowd-source for a typewriter and a slide rule module. :)